Today, AMD is releasing its second-generation of FX CPUs, dubbed Vishera. The FX-8350 is currently the highest-end model available, running at 4 GHz and costing USD 195. Let`s see how it fares against its main competitor, the Core i5-3470 (3.2 GHz, USD 200). We also included in our comparison the AMD CPU that used to be the highest-end model, the FX-8150 (3.6 GHz, USD 190 currently, USD 280 at its release), and what was then its main competitor, the Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz, USD 220). For curiosity sake, we also added to the comparison the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3 GHz, USD 190 when it was sold), which used to be AMD`s fastest CPU before the release of the FX family."
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